(Hamburg Post Offices) 1841 entire to Carlsbad redirected to “Poste Restante” Prag bearing two-line DANEMARCK/ PAR HAMBOURG, reverse with framed T.T./ HAMBURG three-line date stamp plus two-line Carlsbad and circular Prag date stamps; good example.
(Hamburg) 1858 (29/7) registered stampless outer letter sheet from Copenhagen to London from the Danish Offices, Hamburg Paid cds of German P.O. applied the following day and on arrival a superb strike of the very rare red Hamburg/ (crown)/ Registered handstamp. There was no example in the Martin Willcocks Collection and this is much finer than the example in V Sussex.
(Schleswig) 1920 registered cover to Basel, Switzerland franked ‘1 ZONE’ overprinted 5o. and three 10o. tied faint Torsbol cds with registration label bottom left, both Danish, reverse with arrival cds of 23.VI.
1608 (pencil dated) outer letter sheet, honorific addressed cover to Itzehoe, Schleswig Holstein, addressed to the Burgermeister and councillor of Itzehoe with manuscript below “Belanget die schuster (Cobblers) und tuffelmacher von Stade”. Reverse with large seal with date at base 1590. One side flap missing not distracting from a fine early cover.
1854 local Copenhagen outer letter sheet bearing 1852 2s blue Thiele print, large even margins on all sides, plate 1, No. 57 type I, tied by clear three-ring ‘1’ numeral and bluish ‘F 1 7/2 54 P’ handstamp alongside. A very fine example with Kaiser and Nielsen certificates.
1865 cover to London franked 1855 2s. blue in horizontal strip of three and 1858 8s gree in horizontal strip of three, each stamp cancelled by ’51’ three-ring numeral, Odense cds in association, red P.D. and arrival cds. A beautiful 30s. rated cover to London, the finest from this correspondence with each strip good to large margins. Moller Certificate.
1866 entire to Malmo, Sweden with company handstamp, franked Denmark 1864 3sk., 1st printing, perf 13 x 12½ strip of four, cancelled on arrival by Malmo cds (the right-hand stamp with a cliche flaw in NE corner)rough perfs at base and right-hand stamp slightly rounded bottom right corner; a fine and scarce usage, Moller Cert.
1868 (26/6) envelope to Poste Restante, Montreux, Switzerland franked 1854-57 Dotting in Spandrels 8s. green (four margins but damaged top right corner) together with 1864-68 3s. red violet (3) tied by four fine three-ring ‘17’ numerals and Frederica cds in association, redirected on arrival to Belaggio, Lake Como, Italy with a wide variety of backstamps.
1869 cover to Poste Restante, Interlaken, Switzerland franked Arms perf 13 x 12½ 2s. (4th printing), 3s. (2nd printing) and 8s. (1st printing) at correct 13s. rate tied by ‘25’ three-ring numerals with Horsholm cds in association at base, manuscript “2” crossed out in blue crayon and “1 wf” added, reverse with N.SJ.JB.P.B. datestamp, three-line Kiel/ Hamburg tpo and arrival cancels. A very fine example.Moller Certificate.
1870s cover to Ringsted bearing mixed issue franking 1858-62 8s (2, one with only three margins) plus 1864-68 3s. vertical pair, each cancelled by three-ring'78' numeral, Nordingborg despatch cds in association below, at top left framed 'Talt' handstamp, three fine black wax seals on reverse.